Recommended Activities & Restaurants in Kyoto!

Recommended Activities & Restaurants in Kyoto

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Kyoto Kimono Rental Yumeyakata


Kyoto Kimono Rental Yumeyakata
128, Manjujicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
10:00~18:30

2 min from subway Gojo Station on foot
+81-75-354-9110 / contact / Map
If you want to have some special experience in Kyoto, renting kimono is a great idea. If you stroll around the old city of Kyoto in kimono, you would feel like you went back in time.. Kyoto Kimono Rental Yumeyakata will help you everything to make your day in kimono wonderful. They have a great varieties of kimono and yukata (kimono for summer), help you with styling and their professional hair arrangement would make you look even more beautiful! You can just send kimono back from your accommodation when renting period is finished. Their one of the branches, Oike Bettei shop is renovated from traditional Japanese house, machiya. You can order professional photo shooting for your memorable time in Kyoto!

d:matcha Kyoto


d:matcha Kyoto
17 Kyomachi, Kamatsuka, Wazuka, Sorakugun, Kyoto
10:00~18:30

20 min bus ride from JR Kamo Station
+81-774-74-8205 / contact / Map
From tea leaves picking to tasting matcha – d:matcha Kyoto is all about tea. Wazuka Town in southern part of Kyoto prefecture has a good reputation of the tea plantation as the town belongs to a member of the “Japan’s most beautiful village association”. In addition to just seeing the tea plantations as a landscape, d:matcha Kyoto offers the special activities as tea farmers such as single origin sencha tea tasting experience, making your own original sencha tea by blending tea and grinding matcha experience. You can simply stop by for having tea and sweets as well. If you are a tea lover and are curious to learn Japanese tea, this place is a must visit when in Kyoto.

Samurai Kenbu Theater & School


Samurai Kenbu Theater & School
B1F GOZAN Hotel
35-7 Sanchome, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Open 11:00 Close 21:00 (Mon.-Sat.)

3 min walk from Sanjo Station
20 min bus ride from JR Kyoto station

+81(0)75-751-2033 / contact / Map
Samurai Kenbu Theater & School provides an authentic samurai experience programs both in Kyoto and Tokyo. It is the traditional performing art with a Japanese sword ‘katana’ and a Japanese fan. The word ‘kembu’ means literally ‘sword dance.’ In feudal times samurais danced with their swords and fans to give themselves courage or to achieve mental concentration. Anyone who is interested in experiencing being samurai are welcome to experience it. You have options of watching performance or participating a lesson with samurai costume. It is a great chance to step into the shoes of samurai and experience the cultural heritage of Japan!

Recommended Activities & Restaurants in Kyoto

hotel kanra kyoto restaurant


hotel kanra kyoto restaurant
190 Kitamachi Karasuma-dori Rokujo-sagaru Shimogyo-ku Kyoto
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

1 min from subway Gojo Station on foot
+81-75-344-3815 / contact / Map
Try great restaurants only within 1 min walk from Gojo Sunway Station. Two modern style restaurants at hotel kanra are the places to enjoy high quality Kyoto local food. At HANAROKU, they serve dishes with Japanese seasonal ingredients mainly from Kyoto. You also can enjoy Wagyu beef with special selected sake from small sake breweries in Kyoto. The Kitchen Kanra cooks mainly seafood and vegetable. Their specialities are chargrilled meals in order to bring out the essence of each ingredients.

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Our Sake Tour Reviews

  •   My husband and I did the sake experience in late January with Kotaro. We had a great time! It was educational, memorable, and truly unique. We got to learn how sake is made, what sake means to Japanese culture, and more importantly, we got to...More

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    2/17/2020
  •   Kotaro was our passionate, informed guide. Great balance of education, history and local knowledge, all culminating in a generous sake tasting at the brewery and matched with food in the family home. Make the time to do the 3 hour tour - well worthwhile!

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    2/14/2020
  •   I’ve done beer and whiskey tours before but always wanted to find out more about nihonshu (Japanese sake). Kotaro San was very friendly and informative with a good sense of humor. Definitely would recommend this to anyone coming to Kyoto. We chose this over the...More

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    2/13/2020
  •   My friend and I had an amazing night with Kotaro as our guide. The tour was incredibly informative and interesting. The sake and food pairing was both delicious and enlightening. I highly recommend this experience. My only complaint is that I didn't take the time...More

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    2/10/2020
  •   This was my girlfriend and I’s first tasting tour and we can only hope that out others in the future will be as professional and well organized as this. Our group was a perfect size and the afterwards sake tasting and food paring was super...More

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    2/10/2020
  •   I am not usually one to go on tours while on holiday, but I am so glad I tried this Kyoto Insider Sake Experience! It was very interesting and insightful, and both Kotaru and Marika (they have a very clever way of remembering their name...More

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    2/09/2020
  •   My wife and I found a brochure in our hotel in Kyoto and this sake experience sounded interesting, when we got to the start location and meet Kotaro he was most welcoming to all the guests. During our experience he showed us how passionate/knowledgeable he...More

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    2/08/2020
  •   If you are visiting Kyoto, a town well known for sake, you have to join this experience. The tour has a good balance of being informative and interesting, my tour leader (Kotaro) is very professional and explains all I want but not too much (while...More

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    2/05/2020
  •   Kotaro-san was our guide and he is very meticulous in explaining the process and the different types of Sake. He shared many tips and it was very educating for us. We learnt so much, not only about sake, also about culture, location and history! Highly...More

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    2/03/2020
  •   Such an amazing tour- my husband I learned so much about sake and the Kyoto/fushimi area. This was by far the highlight of our Kyoto trip. Would recommend for anyone visiting the area!!

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    2/03/2020

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